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've got a huge opportunity around energy. we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that also deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time? so that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year, is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. and because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its current growth trends if suddenly we have a huge bite taken out of the average americans' paycheck. >> those are four huge things, you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands th
? >> well, i guess the temptation is to say this is going to use up all the energy and fighting spirit of the white house but the president has four years, maybe two, maybe one before the mid terms, one after. i think that there's a legacy situation in play here and so i'm pretty sure that he is going to want to not leave huge debt and there is also a situation where what's good for him is also good in some respects for republicans. so do republicans want immigration reform before the next election? do they want to dig out of the hole they're in with hispanic voters? so there is some mutual interest. i think that gun fight is going to be very difficult but i think that's something that we're going to see, if it doesn't happen this year it may happen the next year or the year after. it is just something that i think the president will want to leave office having achieved. so nothing is going to be easy. we'll have very many brinks, you know, and a lot of fighting over principles which is not a bad thing but i think ultimately a lot of these issues will be addressed. >> david, sequestrat
talked last night about energy reform, he talked about gun control, he's talked about immigration. a lot of his political capital is going to be used in the next 60 to 90 days on these budget wars. >> that's right. and these budget wars don't knowsly amount to legacy. here's a president who came in like most presidents thinking about a legacy, thinking about history. of course i think obama care will be part it haof it but i t he's looking at immigration and energy, a lot of thing he's wasn't able to do in the first term, to get them done in the second term. a lot of bad blood there between obama and the republicans but also some bad blood there between obama and the democrats. not a lot of -- i think not a lot of improvement obama has shown over he's last weeks in terms of his relationship with congress. i think that's something he certainly needs to work on if he's looking at legacy, if he's looking at these big ticket items to push them through in his second term. in a couple of months we'll have these big debates around the debt limit but quickly once 2014 comes around, we're going t
, sometimes missed that this guy had a genius-level i.q., a bundle of energy, more importantly to us -- a lot of our senior military leaders are good organizers with great energy, but this guy had a sense of strategic understanding of the battlefield, so what's discounted nowadays is that four-day ground victory for the first war, going into it we were dealing with the fourth largest army in the face of the earth that then was pulled apart by u.s. airpower, naval power, but more importantly by schwarzkopf, instead of banging away directly at the enemy and circling the whole force. he loved soldiers. he was a remarkable man, and as frequently noted, he had a temper. if you weren't taking care of soldiers or following the bouncing ball, you would understand quickly he was displeased with you. >> one thing we got to know the general by were the legendary press briefings, and at the time, you know, it was a very honest conversations being had, but in reflection, the general made it very object that he was trying to speak directly to saddam hussein. that was the audience, correct? for who he was t
. >> reporter: happy new year to you, chris. you're certainly chirpy this morning. 5-hour energy going strong. >> i've never had so much coffee in a single two-hour period in my life. all right, it's been an exhausting 24 hours. weren't we just talking a few hours ago? bring us up to speed. where are we now? what happens next? >> reporter: well, we did pass the bill just a few hours ago in the early mornings of january 1st, and within that bill, take a look at what americans are waking up to today on the first day of 2013. if you make $400,000 or below or $450,000 or below as a couple, your taxes will not go up. the estate tax was a compromise. now it's about 40% of the estate as opposed to 35%. you have amt permanently patched, so the alternative minimum tax has been permanently fixed. you also see middle class tax cuts extended from the stimulus. unemployment benefits are extended for a year, which is important to those unemployed right now. and the sequester cuts, the automatic defense cuts that got us into this mess from last year during the budget control act, they have been offset for t
much do you think the tea party has to do with it? >> well, the ptea party provide much of the energy and uncompromising demands. but ultimately, the republican party leadership in the house embraced them and acted on their what have from the very beginning of this congress, demanding immediate spending cuts at a time when the economy was still pretty shaky, and taking the unprecedented action of holding the necessary rise and the debt ceiling hostage to their own policy demands, leading to a downgrade in our dollars and the decline in the economy. so, yeah, the tea party bears responsibility. but the tea party and the republican party, sadly, have become one in the same. >> well, take us sort of micro now, that's the macro picture. take us micro into these next 29 1/2 hours and how this might play into whether or not we go off the fiscal cliff. >> yeah, listen, as you know, you've been talking to many other people up there, there's an easy way of agreeing to a small package that deals with tax cuts extending the tax cuts for most families, and an extension of expiring unemployment be
a crime wave. >> it's energy occupation. >> i need you to wage war against him. >> i'm looking to put a squad together. >> that's from the new film "gangster squad," it debuts this week. entertainment and pop culture expert of popgoestheweek.com is with me. good to see you. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. let's go through quickly the big ones coming out. "identity thief." >> that's coming in february. jennifer mccarthy and jason bateman. jason bateman has his identity stolen and when the police don't help, he seeks out the person who did it and took turns to find this woman, who ends up being much more than he bargained for. >> i'll bet. >> she is one of these people that i just see her, she makes me laugh. and so, she is going to be -- i think this is going to be a sleeper hit. >> oz the great and powerful. >> "the wizard of oz" has endured the test of time. this film follows james franco as the wizard and follows his journey to oz. michelle williams is in it, mila kunis is in it. it's going to be a huge blockbuster. big budgets, big special effects, visually stunning. >> i lov
, tax credits for investment, bonus depreciation provision and renewable energy. so there are things in there that i think the vice president will use to try to convince democrats that it's a good deal for everybody including them. >> can i respond to that? >> absolutely. >> david brings up a very good point. this is a very big bill. i obviously just looked at the top line stuff. what leader mcconnell and vice president biden did was borderline brilliant where there is a little bit in here for everybody, both conservatives but also progressives where they can go back to the constituency specifically the house and say i voted for this and here is why. there is farm stuff in there, really some good stuff folks can give them comfort and say this is a good thing for our constituency. >> and, you know, we've heard a lot of people this morning refer to vice president biden as the closer. he certainly comes out looking very good in this. assuming that this does pass, robert, does anyone other than the vice president come out looking like a winner? conversely, who ends up losing? a lot of pe
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